Fixing them sooner rather than later saves you a lot of money!
The hydragas units consist of a sealed rubber bag of nitrogen gas, which provides the springing, and an adjacent
… or has a mind of its own in other ways. This is well explained on Rob Bell’s website at
While the main (front) cambelt is quite easy to time in the normal manner, the timing position on the rear cambelt and gears has the inlet camshaft at a position
This job is within the capabilities of any reasonably proficient DIY owner. This note is not intended to substitute for a workshop manual but is a reference to draw attention
There is a lot of urban myth about gasket failures on the K engine which is perpetuated at large on the various internet forums. The gasket itself is not really
Overheating in the MGF engine has the same range of causes as any other engine. It is often read as being a failed head gasket, but the most common cause
The K Series engine is maligned for head gasket failure, yet this is almost invariably the effect rather than the cause of a problem – gasket failure is usually the
When the bolts securing the cam gear to the camshaft come loose, the camshaft stops turning and things get nasty and expensive.
The standard bolts are more than adequate. There is
It is a mystery to new owners, but in fact quite simple. For major servicing, the engine is accessed via the shelf behind the seats. The rear of the hood
The security system on the MGF centres around an alarm computer (aka alarm ECU) which protects the car in two principal ways:
It generates the usual suite of blaring horns &
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